I'm trying to install LAMP on Linux Mint 17.1 following this tutorial here.

The Apache part was okay, I can access the localhost which shows a beautiful "It works!" message.

After installing Apache2, I ran:

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

which I believe worked fine.

Then I create a simple php file to show the version of the php currently installed:

sudo gedit /var/www/testphp.php

with this inside:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

But when I try to access http://localhost/testphp.php it gives me a 404 error:

Not Found
The requested URL /testphp.php was not found on this server.
Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80

I've already restarted the Apache server and tried to create another php file but got the same issue.

How can I install/run it properly on Linux Mint 17.1?

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    "Install LAMP on Linux Mint": I was interested to see how the article, you link to, would describe how to install Linux under Linux Mint (Apache I already have installed, and MySQL and Pretty Home Page are of no interest to me), but unfortunately it doesn't go into that at all. – Anthon Apr 4 '15 at 8:25
  • digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/… This is a good link to install LAMP package. – user132659 Sep 4 '15 at 10:47

The default directory for html seems to be /var/www/html and not /var/www. As per the comments on the page you link to.

  • That is true! I'm used to older versions of Mint, I'm almost 100% sure that the default directory was just /var/www. Anyway, thank you! – Xaphanius Apr 4 '15 at 17:32

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